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Old 03 August 2013, 08:37   #21
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go for that - that was an offer from Icom earlier in year so great deal.

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Old 03 August 2013, 09:15   #22
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I use a Icom M71, battery still fully charged after lying up all winter.
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go for that - that was an offer from Icom earlier in year so great deal.

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Old 03 August 2013, 09:51   #24
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I use a Icom M71, battery still fully charged after lying up all winter.
brother uses m71 for kayaking - over 5 years old and is permeant attached to his BA when out in water even during capsize drills.

he is bit extreme kayaker - if you want to see some if expeditions http://kelpscotland.com/

He been around Scotland plus few extreme places Greenland and Alaska

M71 has been replaced by the two M73 models
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I am pleased with my Icom M91D. Have not used it in anger but seems to last far longer than advertised in standby - day and half use just scanning so probably 12-15 hours.

I got mine at London boatshow for 225 plus 5 year warranty. May be worth waiting for Southampton?

Think there may be a new 92D model out now.

Only downsides are its quite big (but not too big) compared with others radios that I have seen and minor info on screen can be a bit 'small' under some conditions.
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This review compares the size of the M71 vs M91d

Review of ICOM IC-M91D DSC Portable VHF radio : Dizzyfish Kayak Fishing
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I just had a look and it's showing as 199?
At checkout you out in the discount code 5off, brings it to 189
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Icom also do a dsc handheld, i havent seen one in the flesh Yet.

Best price I have found for the Hx851 is at mailspeed for 189 posted with a discount code of 5off

Standard Horizon HX-851E Handeheld DSC VHF, Marine VHF Radio Equipment | Mailspeed Marine
It's now even cheaper...i'm seriously thinking about getting 1 of these after I've done my course (early Nov) it seems by some that it is a choice between the ICOM or Standard Horizon, after watching the youtube demo i'm liking the SH and at this price it seems very good.
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I personally prefer the user interface if the icom m91d - very very easy to use and share interface with the 423 and 323 fix radios.

I have used both - but I have training radios for m91d and M323 ...

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